Slovakia's economic sentiment worsens in February 2012.

By bne IntelliNews February 29, 2012
Slovakia's economic sentiment index worsened in February 2012 following increases in the previous two months, data from the statistics office showed. The value of the three-month running average of the indicator fell to 89.8 points in February from 90.2 points in the previous month, as a result of more pessimistic evaluations of businessmen in industry, construction and services. Retail trade entrepreneurs and consumers were more optimistic in February compared to January. On an annual basis, the economic sentiment this month was by 7.6 points lower. It was by 7.8 points lower than the long-term average.
Feb-12 Jan-12
Economic sentiment indicator (ESI) 89.8 90.2
Components of ESI:
Industrial confidence indicator (40%) -1.3 4.7
Construction confidence indicator (5%) -48.5 -41.5
Retail trade confidence indicator (5%) 10.7 4.7
Services confidence indicator (30%) 19.3 22.0
Consumer confidence indicator (20%) -32.5 -35.8

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